Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, the city’s teachers’ union, said the changes proposed on Saturday amounted to favoritism for charter schools at the expense of students in traditional public schools.“They can’t be second-class citizens in their own school system,” Mr. Mulgrew said.
Now they are.
Eva Moskowitz can now expand her schools as much as she wants and the city is on the hook for the rent or the space.
Also, every time SUNY authorizes a new charter, the city is on the hook for rent/space there too.
You can bet Eva will test this new power this year.
Shame the UFT/AFT didn't fight this.
But like Albany pols, they probably took a measure of the power in this fight between de Blasio and Eva and decided de Blasio is weak and would lose the battle.